[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 14 (Wednesday, January 22, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3326-3327]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-1408]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Proof of the Use for Rates 
of Duty Dependent on Actual Use

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, Customs invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning 
the U.S. Customs Declaration. This request for comment is being made 
pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 24, 1997, 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs Service, 
Information Services Group, Room 6216, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW, 
Washington, D.C. 20229.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to U.S. 
Customs Service, Attn.: J. Edgar Nichols, Room 6216, 1301 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20229, Tel. (202) 927-1426.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Customs invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information 
collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 
104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). The comments should address: (1) Whether 
the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance 
of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of 
the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 
ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection 
techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) 
estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operations, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. The 
comments that are submitted will be summarized and

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included in the Customs request for Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In 
this document Customs is soliciting comments concerning the following 
information collection:
    Title: Proof of the Use for Rates of Duty Dependent on Actual Use.
    OMB Number: 1515-0109.
    Form Number: None.
    Abstract: The Proof of the Use for Rates of Duty Dependent on 
Actual Use declaration is needed to ensure Customs control over 
merchandise which is duty free. The declaration shows proof of use and 
must be submitted within 3 years of the date of entry or withdrawal for 
consumption.
    Current Actions: There are no changes to the information 
collection. This submission is being submitted to extend the expiration 
date.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Individuals, Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,500.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,500.
    Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: N/A.

    Dated: January 14, 1997.
V. Carol Barr,
Information Services Group.
[FR Doc. 97-1408 Filed 1-21-97; 8:45 am]
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